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Posted 11:51am 26/07/10 by: Joaby
You asked, so we deliver! The first episode of Junglist's video review series 5 inch floppy is now live on GameArena! This week our video reviewer plays the Xbox Live Arcade games Limbo and Puzzle Quest 2 - one puzzle platformer and another puzzle... RPG? As this is the first episode I'm sure Junglist is keen to hear any feedback anyone has, so share it in the comments below!
Watch the first episode of 5-Inch Floppy streaming in our videos library or download it from our files library to watch whenever you like!
5 Inch Floppy #1 - Limbo and Puzzle Quest 2Posted: 26 Jul 10 | 7382 views | 221.9MB
You got Tekken in my Street Fighter! No, seriously - this is happening. The rumours have been flying about regarding a potential Tekken/Street Fighter crossover game, and those rumours were confirmed at ComicCon on the weekend.
The question on any fighting game fans' mind was always, 'Will it be a 3D game ala Tekken or a 2D game like Street Fighter!?'
Street Fighter X Tekken Debut Cinematic TrailerPosted: 26 Jul 10 | 371 views | 24MB
Two new reviews are up in our Reviews database today, both of them Xbox Live Arcade games - meaning you won't be able to purchase them from stores, only on the Xbox Live Marketplace. First up was the bleak Limbo,
Head through for more details!
A quick re-edit makes this the official latest Weekly Update - forums user Phyaran helpfully pointed out that Andy said Q when he meant M in the previous version, but it's all been fixed up now! In this episode, Andy takes a look at the Borderlands Marathon just passed, Kreese's MOH and Mafia 2 previews, the upcoming Red Factions: Origins - a movie prequel in the RF series - and finally scopes out the next James Bond title - Blood Stone!
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BigPond GameArena Weekly Update 23rd July 2010 -properPosted: 23 Jul 10 | 530 views | 76.4MB
Dead Rising 2 isn't out until September 30th on the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC - but Xbox 360 gamers will get the chance to kill some undead scum a month earlier thanks to the release of Dead Rising 2: Case Zero. And it'll only cost them $6.60, as the prelude demo is only 400MS points.
Case Zero takes place three years before the beginning of Dead Rising 2, and two years after the original game (making Dead Rising 2 set five years after Dead Rising, for those not good at maths). Chuck Greene, DR2s protagonist, is stuck in the desert town of Still Creek desperately trying to find the 'Zombrex' his sister Katey needs to... not become a zombie.
Stats earned in Case Zero will carry across to DR2 - five levels, Prestige Points, skills, Combo Cards and alternate outfits all making the leap between the games. It's definitely shaping up to be a worthwhile purchase for any Xbox 360 gamers - it's just a little disappointing that the bridging episode is restricted to Xbox 360 only.
Posted 05:24pm 23/07/10 by: kreese
Life as a dedicated console gamer can have its rewards. Setting up your hardware is easy, you tend to have lower expectations of connection quality, and there's always loads of players online. And let's face it - a lounge room/TV setup is more relaxing to most.
But there's some things you just can't do with a controller. Console gamers must hate being reminded that keyboard and mouse is a superior control method for many games. A fixed rate controller just doesn't have the same potential skill ceiling as an analogue source like a mouse.
Just in case the 500 or so Xbox 360 SKUs weren't sufficient, a "mole" has tipped off Ars Technica that a dedicated Halo Reach bundle - consisting of a 250GB Xbox 360, the game, and two wireless controllers - is in the works.
The first reaction many had when they saw retired NBA superstar Michael Jordan - arguably the greatest player of all time - was appearing on the cover of 2K Sports' NBA2K11 was: "how will that work in-game?"
After all - depending on how closely you follow the NBA, Jordan played in two generational mentalities ago, being succeeded by the baggy shorts, streetball/get paid style espoused by Allen Iverson and Kobe Bryant, and moving onto the current superteam ethos repped by the likes of MVP Lebron James.
You didn't think Shepard was done just yet, did you? BioWare's revealed a new expansion is on its way. The name: Lair of the Shadow Broker.
It's finally official - we just got word that Microsoft's arm-waving family fun device, the Kinect, will cost $199 AUD when it hits Australian shelves. It will come bundled with Kinect Adventures so you've got something to wave at when you bust it from the box.
There will also be a bundle for $449, including the 4GB Slim Kinect Sensor and Kinect Adventures game. David McLean, the big cheese at Xbox Australia said in the press release,
Does anyone else want them to make a Kinect game where you have to pick up and play a game with a controller? Maybe they could make the Xbox Live Arcade Room a Kinect enabled experience, so I can stand in front of my TV and play games like I was really at an arcade playing games.
Anyway, how do you feel about the price? Too high, too low? Bang on? Kreese discussed analyst's views on the subject yesterday - what do you think?